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Ilya Bryzgalov stopped everything the Predators threw at him in his Oilers debut. (John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

Ilya Bryzgalov shut out the Nashvillie Predators in his first start for the Edmonton Oilers.

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:

looked stellar in his first start for the Oilers


O Canada


America The Beautiful

• Then again, O Canada flubs seem to be contagious. On Wednesday night, the Islanders' anthem singer substituted some lyrics, for which she has offered an apology.

celebrating the true heritage of the sport


setting an example

10 best goalies

Patrick Kane

personal best scoring streak.


the best start of his career.

a little bad blood


the best defensive pairing in the NHL

Red Wings

life without Pavel Datsyuk.

the U.S. might not let him in.

Cheechoo's take on getting paid, life in Croatia

Joe Thornton

amazing self-shot commercial

Pascal Dupuis

great value for the money

his report on

Tuukka Rask

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this is going to be the moment everyone remembers